ORLANDO, Fla. — One week after a man was gunned down in an Orlando street, the man accused of pulling the trigger faced a judge.
Officers said James Chambers was arrested in connection with the April 12 death of 36-year-old Rodney Alexander Jr.
Chambers faced a judge for the first time Sunday. He is facing one second-degree murder charge and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.
Orlando police responded to the 300 block of North Westmoreland Drive after 911 calls came in about the shooting.
When officers arrived, they found Alexander unresponsive in the middle of the road and suffering from a gunshot wound.
Officer said Alexander was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead shortly after.
Pastor Stovelleo Stovall said he knew both men.
“It’s a real bad situation, because both families are hurt,” Stovall said. “When you see them you would never think that this would occur.”
Investigators said the shooting stemmed from an argument but would not comment further.
“We are living in those times where nobody wants to be laughed at or feel like you got beat up in front of the guys, or whatever, and it's bad,” Stovall said.
Chambers is behind bars at the Orange County Jail without bond.
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